Seminars are classes contracted by the Potomac View Decorative Artists Chapter with a specific teacher. Factors determining daily member cost include:
teacher fee, travel expenses and transportation, meals, lodging, miscellaneous expenses such as telephone calls and
postage to arrange seminar, as well as supplies required by the teacher to conduct class, etc.
It is preferred that these costs be covered by the daily class fees: if not they may be supplemented by the chapter
Seminar dates, time, location, daily class fee, surface costs, and registration forms will be published
in the chapter newsletter and on the chapter website. Every effort will be made
to have photographs of projects available.
The SEMINAR CHAIR, with the approval of his/her Seminar Committee, will make all contacts with prospective
teachers. Arrangements will be made for two multi-day seminars per calendar year. Members of PVDA may suggest prospective teachers, mediums or projects for consideration
by the Seminar Chair.
The Seminar Chair and the Executive Board will recommend seminar teachers to the membership for their
approval prior to contracting said teacher.
will be announced as soon as contracts are signed with an instructor.
Project Selection: Once
a teacher has been contracted, the Seminar Chair, with the approval of the Executive Board, will recommend to the membership
a selection of three projects per class day. Majority vote of the membership
will determine final project selection. Every effort will be made to provide
the membership with project options several months in advance of the seminar. You
must be present on the project selection date to vote for your choice.
Registration: is on a first come first served basis once the seminar
has been announced. Registration will be accepted at scheduled Chapter events
or via mail approximately three months prior to the seminar.
regular PVDA members have first priority in seminar registration. Where
possible, registration will be opened to non-members.
Class size may be limited
by the teacher contract and/or available space.
If a seminar is filled, a
waiting list will be established and parties will be contacted in the order they were listed, except, in all cases, PVDA members
will receive priority contact.
Payment of class and any
applicable surface fees are DUE at the time of registration for a class. Seminar
class spaces are guaranteed by payment of ALL registration fees.
Payment of class and surface
fees must be paid in order to secure a space on the waiting list. If a space
does not become available, fees will be returned to the member.
Project Surface: The surface to be used for each project is determined
by the teacher. Unless otherwise noted, there are no substitutions.
patterns and instructions will be provided by the instructor as part of the seminar fee.
These are not included with surface fees.
Surface fees and class fees
are paid separately - by check. Two checks must be written, one for class fees
and one for surface fees. If one check
is written, it will be returned and the member will be asked to send separate checks.
Receipts will be provided
for all fees paid.
Cancellation: A drop dead date will be set for full seminar cancellation,
depending upon contractual arrangements with individual teachers (usually 30 days prior to the seminar). If the Chapter does not have enough registrations to cover all seminar costs by the drop dead date, the
Executive Board will have the option of canceling the seminar. All money would
then be returned.
registrant who wants to sell their class space must contact the Seminar Chair to obtain names from the waiting list. It is the sole responsibility of the registrant to find their replacement from this
- Registrants, who find that
they are unable to attend a seminar and cannot sell their class space to a wait-listed registrant, are entitled to receive
all written instructions, pictures, etc. provided.
FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE,
EXCEPT DUE TO CANCELLATION OR RESCHEDULING OF THE ENTIRE SEMINAR BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD.